amla

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Amla

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Borrowed from Gujarati આમળાં (āmaḷā̃), from Sanskrit आमलक (āmalaka). Doublet of emblic.

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amla (plural amlas)

  1. Phyllanthus emblica, a deciduous tree.
    • 2007 August 26, Katherine Russell Rich, “Go Suck on a Topaz”, in New York Times[1]:
      Less stately advice is also offered: the amla fruit, boiled, is an excellent hair conditioner.
    Synonyms: Indian gooseberry, emblic myrobalan, Malacca tree
  2. the bitter yellow-green fruit of this tree.
    Synonym: emblic

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